You just assume I’ll do whatever you say. Just follow you like some nervous poodle.
Peggy Olson, Shut the Door. Have a Seat.
It was like watching a dog play the piano.
Freddie Rumson [about Peggy Olson], Babylon
I honestly wonder if this too was not deliberate, these bookends. Way back in Season One, in the episode in which Peggy Olson became a writer, in the moment that gave us Basket of Kisses, this most horrid and degrading statement was made about Peggy.
And here she is, all growed up. Living in Manhattan, sleeping with a powerful older man and feeling no attachments herself, and drawing the line in the sand with Don Draper.
So is it a coincidence that the writers chose to have her echo this–hurling the insult at herself, the most degrading image she could think up, which just happened to be a dog?
I love this show.